29th August 2017

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Our Spring Fair has been another outstanding success. While it’s a fund raising activity to support the school, the event is really a celebration of the wonderful Eastwood Public School community. We had over 350 parents, students and staff volunteering their time and expertise to make the day so successful. The school is very grateful for the effort from all the volunteers. We would particularly like to thank the Spring Fair Committee for the work they have undertaken over many months to coordinate the rides, stalls and food. A special thank you needs to go Atul and Shilpa Bhouraskar for their leadership and guidance. Its now only 362 days to the next Spring Fair. See you there!

A message from Mr Luke Witney
It is after due consideration that I relinquish the position of Principal at Eastwood Pubic School. By relinquishing at this time the Department of Education has time to complete the process of selecting, based on merit, a new Principal who will be able to commence duties at the school from the beginning of the 2018 school year.

I would like to thank staff, the community and the students who made my time at the school from 2007 to 2015 such a rewarding experience. Eastwood is special in so many ways and will no doubt continue to thrive during a period of change and opportunity.

My best wishes to all.

Summer PSSA
Cricket, Volleyball, Softball and Teeball will recommence this Friday. A reminder that all PSSA students need to remember to bring a hat, a water bottle and sunscreen to every game.

Winter PSSA
Please ensure all winter sports uniforms for Netball, OzTag and soccer are washed and returned to coaches.

Zone Athletics
On Tuesday 22nd August, 43 students from Eastwood Public School attended the Ryde Zone Athletics Carnival. The students enjoyed a fantastic day and represented the school well with excellent behaviour and some great results in their events.

In particular the following students are congratulated for their efforts in their events as they have done well enough to secure a spot at the upcoming Sydney North Area Athletics Carnival on Monday 11th September. James C, Sienna B and Aryan H. Well done to these students and we wish them all the best as they prepare for the Area Carnival.

Thank you to all parents who came and watched on the day.

Bennelong Cup Table Tennis
Bennelong Table Tennis Trials will begin for Years 5 and 6 in the coming weeks. Please listen out for any announcements regarding times.

Thank you,
Ken Leslie and Anthony Koumz

Click here to see the menu for Week 8. Please order before Friday 1st September.

Family Social Club needs helpers for organising afternoon tea for kindy orientation evening on Monday 4th September at 4:30p.m. If you can help set up, clean up or bake something for the evening, please contact me ASAP.

Sona Chowdhury 0403275532

Fitting Day
Next fitting day is Tuesday 5th September from 9-10am only. Please be reminded that this day will be the last fitting day for this term. Best time to check sizing and fitting for summer uniforms for next term.

Brimmed Hats
Please be informed that brimmed hats will no longer have strings. This is in compliance with the new safety regulations regarding school hats. We now have the new hats in stock.

Ordering your Uniforms
Uniform Shop will keep filling QKR and Mail Orders each week. Order before Tuesday 9am for same week delivery. For orders forms and sizing information, or information about downloading the QKR app, please look at the school website, under P&C, Uniform Shop. Changes in prices as mentioned in last week’s newsletter has been updated on the QKR and Mail order forms.

The Uniform Shop is run by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Uniform Shop.

Maria Bridges and Sarah Nguyen

We were treated to very special performances by our Concert Band for the opening of the Spring Fair and by our Senior Strings as the closing item. Both the band and the ensemble did a fantastic job despite being a number of members down. Huge congratulations to those who performed and I can’t wait to hear you all again at the Granny Smith Festival as complete units.

If your child can’t attend rehearsals or performances, you need to notify both myself and the conductor ASAP.
The Arts Unit applications are now open for students from Years 4-12. Students can audition for one of the instrumental or vocal ensembles that rehearse in Sydney. For more information visit the website: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music
SYO applications are now open for 2018. If you are interested in your child participating, please visit the website: https://syo.com.au/auditions/

Upcoming Events – 2018 Music Program Information Evening and Instrument Demonstration Thursday 31st August at 7pm in the School Hall
2018 Music Program Information Evening will be on this Thursday at 7:00pm in the hall. This is a night not to be missed, irrespective of whether you have a child who is currently in the program or if you wish your child to join next year. There will be a representative from Musicorp who will do a presentation about their options for the hire / purchase of instruments. As previously mentioned, the program will only be hiring instruments out to new students for a period of 12 months.

Contact Details
Music Program Coordinator – Lina Diaz (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com), 0407 191 592
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)

Have a wonderful week!
Lina Diaz
EPS Music Program Coordinator

Sydney Girls High School Open Night
Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Night on Wednesday 6th September from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. For more information, please click here.

Sydney Boys High School Open Day
Sydney Boys High School will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 7th September. For more information please see the attached flyer.

North Sydney Girls High School Open Morning
North Sydney Girls High School will be holding an Open Morning on Thursday 31st August 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am for prospective students and their parents.

For more information please see the attached flyer.

Epping Boys High Enrichment Class
To all students attending Year 7, 2018 at Epping Boys High School:
An email has been sent regarding Enrichment Class entry to the parent/caregiver of all students who have been successful in their application to Epping Boys High School for Year 7, 2018.
Application for the Enrichment Class for Year 7, 2018 is due by: Wednesday 13th September (applications after this date cannot be accepted)
Application for entry is through the ACER Higher Ability Selection Test (payment is to be made to EBHS by Wednesday 13th September)
TEST DATE: Wednesday 11th October (1pm – 4:30pm) at EBHS.
Please direct any enquiries to Ms Jessica Schadel, Deputy Principal – Middle School on (02) 3869 2701

Introduction to Netball with Gladesville Ravens 
Gladesville Ravens Netball is running an introduction to netball for players aged 7 to 9.  If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Family Fun Day at the Parliament of NSW
Following a successful day last year, NSW Parliament House will again be opening its doors to the public this year for the Family Fun Day. From 10am to 3pm, visitors, families and friends are all welcome to come in and experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun and educational activities at Australia’s oldest Parliament; Children’s trail, guessing competition, arts and crafts, tour of the Chambers, role plays and chats with roving historical characters and ghosts of our Colonial past. For more information, please click here.

Go4Fun Term 4 Programs
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged from 7 – 13 who are above their ideal weight. It has an emphasis on practical, fun learning and is designed to deliver sustained improvements in families diet, fitness levels and overall health. For more information about times and venues, please click here.

Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra (NSYO) Auditions
Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra is inviting new players to audition for the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble for Term 4. Please click here for more information.

Talented Musicians Required – Epping Youth Band
There is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to join Primarily Brass, a local Epping District community youth band, who are currently seeking new members, especially brass (trumpet/trombone) and woodwind instruments. Primarily Brass is made up of musicians aged 9 to 16 from schools in the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford district. Band members are intermediate standard musicians (e.g. AMEB grade 2 or higher).

Rehearsals are fortnightly during school terms on Friday evenings from 7:45pm to 9pm at Epping Heights PS. All members are required to continue in their school band and music programs.

If you are interested in joining the band, please contact Epping Youth Band for more details.
Email: auditions@primarilybrass.org.au
Website: www.primarilybrass.org.au

West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club
Registration for the 2017/18 season for West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club is now available online. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Ryde Library School Holidays Workshops
During the holidays, Ryde Library will be running workshops for science, robotics, coding, cartooning and much more. For more information about the workshops, please click here.

Celebrate Father’s Day at West Ryde Library
West Ryde Library is celebrating Father’s Day with “Dad’s Day Out” events and activities held Saturday 2nd September. For more information, please click here

Ryde Little Athletics
Registration for Ryde Little Athletics for the 2017-2018 season is now open. For more information, please visit their website at www.ryde-athletics.org.au.

Free Holiday Sports Camps